Community Room Policy and Registration

Fort Bragg Library Community Room Policy

The Fort Bragg Branch Library offers the use of its community room to the community, free of charge, as an extension of its mission to serve as the community’s access to the world of information. The Library welcomes the community’s use of the room for informational, cultural or civic meetings and programs. All gatherings must be free and open to the public.

In accordance with state law, the Fort Bragg Library Community Room is not available for religious worship.

The Fort Bragg Branch Library Community Room use is made available on an equitable basis.

Space is made available for use by the public on equal terms, regardless of the beliefs, affiliations or viewpoints of the groups or individuals requesting their use.

The Library does not endorse the activities or viewpoints of those using its Community Room. Publicity for meetings or programs being held in the Library meeting room will clearly state the Library does not sponsor or endorse the activities or viewpoints of the group presenting the event. If the Library sponsors or co-sponsors a meeting or program this will be clearly stated in the publicity for the event.

Library-sponsored or co-sponsored meetings or programs have priority for Community Room availability. The remaining Community Room space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Fort Bragg Branch Library requires a completed registration on file before Community Room use. Registration includes a signed agreement that the group will abide by all Library policies and procedures and must be approved by the Branch Manager prior to use of the room.

Safety

  • Community Room capacity limit is 60 and the posted limit must be adhered to for fire safety.
  • No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the Community Room or anywhere on Library property.
  • Safety concerns prohibit flammable materials or open flames in the Community Room.
  • Illegal or potentially hazardous activities are not allowed in the Community Room.
  • An appropriate number of competent adult sponsors or chaperones must accompany groups of minors or young children.
  • Community Room use must not disrupt or interfere with normal Library use.

Using the Community Room

The Community Room is kept locked. To obtain a key, please make arrangements to collect the key during open library hours. The Community Room key may then be dropped in the Book Return slot (front of the Library) at the end of the event. Users are responsible for room set-up and take-down. The Community Room must be left in its original configuration at the end of the event. If the room is left in disarray or damaged, you may be billed for cleaning charges and/or damages.

Food and drink is allowed by prior approval only.

Library equipment is not available for public use. Registrants must provide their own equipment.

The person who signs the Community Room Registration form is responsible for any damage to library property and abuse may result in loss of permission to use the Community Room.

The library is not responsible for loss or damage of materials or equipment owned by the group or individuals using the Community Room.

Tables folded and stored

Chairs stacked against the wall

Large table and non-folding tables against west wall

Cloth chairs against walls, screen rolled up